Credits required
45 or 18 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 45 or 18 quarter credits are equal to 30 or 12 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$619 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

Engineering Management: M.Eng. or Graduate Certificate – Online

Certificate curriculum

The coursework in the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management is designed to give you an advanced understanding of engineering management principles that will ease your transition into leadership.

All courses are developed and taught by faculty in the College of Engineering. The classes focus on the application of engineering principles to the planning and operational management of an organization. By the time you complete the program, you’ll be prepared to move into a management role.

Required courses

This is an 18-credit certificate program that consists of four core courses and one elective course. Depending on course credit combinations, you may end with more credits than the minimum of 18 required. Certificate requirements and curriculum details are available on OSU’s academic catalog.

  • IE 571 – Project Management in Engineering (3)
  • IE 581 – Operations Management (4)
  • IE 582 – Introduction to Management for Engineers and Scientists (4)
  • IE 583 – Advanced Engineering Economic Analysis (4)
  • Elective – Once admitted, consult with your advisor on elective options.

Math requirements

To succeed in this program, a basic understanding of calculus (differential and integral), matrix algebra, and probability and statistics is necessary.

A pathway to a master’s degree

The specialized knowledge you gain through the engineering management graduate certificate program may serve as a pathway to Oregon State’s 45-credit online Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering with Engineering Management Option.

You may transfer all 18 of this certificate’s credits toward the M.Eng. program, and we recommend applying for the master’s program after completing between 12 and 15 credits toward your certificate. 


Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization and compliance.

Related stories

Oregon State earns four top-five rankings for online education from U.S. News & World Report  

Oregon State University is ranked No. 4 and is among the nation’s top 10 providers of online undergraduate education for the seventh straight year in a list published today by U.S. News & World Report. The No. 4 ranking of Best Online Bachelor’...

From the file room to the boardroom

Twelve years ago, Ingrid Scheel burned out in an engineering program and worked part time filing papers at a small fiber optic technology firm. You wouldn’t have predicted her future success. But now Ingrid holds two college degrees. Those papers she used to file?...

OSU Ecampus class of 2017 spans the nation, world

Nearly 1,000 Oregon State distance students, hailing from 49 states and more than a half-dozen countries, will graduate Saturday, June 17, after completing degree requirements online through OSU Ecampus. The 960 students earning their diplomas this year far surpasses the previous high of 692...